It's no secret San Diego has the best weather. Each month we ask one of our favorite San Diegans:

What else makes this city great?

Grant Barrett

Editor, Author and Radio Talk Show Host,  A Way With Words and Voice of San Diego,
Live: University Heights
Work: Point Loma
How Long: 3 months!

Where did you grow up? What brought you to San Diego?
Born and raised in Missouri, and then spent most of 16 years in New York City, most recently in Brooklyn — though that includes a gap in the middle I spent in the US Virgin Islands and another gap I spent in Paris.My family moved to California last year so I could work alongside some folks in a startup, but this year, we’ve moved to San Diego, where I’ve joined the folks at and I can now, finally, record face-to-face alongside my radio partner, Martha Barnette, for our radio show A Way with Words,

Besides the weather, what else makes this city great?
Not sure, we’re too new. It sure isn’t the driving. Perhaps a secret great trait is the nature that pops up within the urban areas; hummingbirds, seagulls, snails on walls, and strange fruit that I’ve never seen before. Heck, even the nuisance of cleaning up the date trees in front of our house is pretty cool: fruit falling from the sky!  Neat.